What's wrong with shimmery shadows? Shimmery shadows are beautiful, and they usually blend more easily than matte shadows but I have got a hooded eye shape. Hooded eye shaped gals can use whatever eyeshadow finish they wish but when you have a hooded eye it's considered best to use matte makeup on and above the crease area. Put shimmer on the hooded part of your eye and it will highlight it and make it more prominent. So I'd rather keep my shimmery eyeshadow for the part of my eye which is just above the lash line and use a matte everywhere else.
According to Yinka, 'In the know' will be released from 2 August, for £25 in selected Boot stores (definitely not my local store *sobs*) and Selfridges but I am hoping the bloggosphere will be able to share some swatches before then.
How Stila designed it:
Stila's original matte shades are back in this beautiful collection of eye shadows in universally flattering shades. The In the Know eye shadow palette contains 10 matte shades of Stila's award-winning eye shadows that flatter every skin tone and can be worn wet or dry. The palette also includes an exclusive Smudge Stick Waterproof Eye Liner in Halfmoon, a matte charcoal grey shade, plus an eight-page look book with detailed application tips and tricks.
and a description of the shades:
• air - matte beige
• driftwood - mid tone brown
• wind - soft matte peach
• fire - matte brick
• desert - soft matte tan w/warm undertones
• rain -matte brown
• clay - matte warm light brown
• smoke - matte charcoal grey
• earth - deep matte chocolate brown
• ebony - matte black
I cannot wait to see swatches of this and then I'll be in a better position to make a purchase decision.
Do you know own any Stila palettes? What are they like?
I had not seen before today the 'in the moment'. It's annoyingly pretty. grr ...
Photo of Stila 'in the light' palette was taken from Sophie from melovemakeup.com. Montage of three palettes was made by me. Read Yinka's impressions on Stila 'in the know' palette here.